Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday Night Music; Stranger on the Shore

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved the way they always called him Mr. Acker Bilk. Apparently he wrote it when his daughter Jenny was born, and called it "Jenny" until the BBC got him to change it to tie in with a TV show called STRANGER ON THE SHORE.

Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

A fixture of my childhood in 1960s England. I haven't thought of this song or Mr. Acker Bilk (could that possibly have been his real name?) in years. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Anonymous said...

That was my comment by the way.

Deb

Toe Hallock said...

Patti: Thank you for this. Danced many a slow dance to this. God, we were such a hopeful and romantic bunch of kids in those days. Even the Lettermen's 'The Way You Look Tonight.' We also had the Beach Boys who represented our adventurous fun side. Yours truly, Toe.

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - Oh, I haven't heard this in years! Thanks for reminding me..

Todd Mason said...

Deb--who would affect "Acker Bilk" as a name? Well, perhaps "Conway Twitty," who apparently thought his pseud sounded sophisticated...